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brown

1. any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620--585 nanometres
2. brown cloth or clothing
3. any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc., such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
4. of the colour brown

Brown

1. Sir Arthur Whitten . 1886--1948, British aviator who with J W Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2. Ford Madox. 1821--93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3. George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914--85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960--70); foreign secretary 1966--68
4. George Mackay. 1921--96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
5. (James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997
6. Herbert Charles. born 1912, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7. James. born 1933, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8. John. 1800--59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9. Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716--83, British landscape gardener
10. Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11. Robert. 1773--1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

brown

symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]

Brown

(dreams)
Brown is not the most cheerful color in the spectrum. It is a very serious color that is associated with the earth, dirt, or soil. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism. The brown in your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their “barest” form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life.
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Calpter yellowish with dense brownish microtrichae, margin with long setulae.
Coloration and structure of body similar to those of male, but median area of pterothoracic and basal abdominal tergites lighter (yellowish or brownish), lateral parts of basal and middle abdominal tergites sometimes brownish, both pairs of wings very small (covering only small anterior parts of meso- and metanotum respectively) and in nymphal position.
Antenna dark brownish yellow except first flagellomere brownish yellow; first flagellomere about 1.
House mice are typically brownish grey and 6-9 cm long.
But for his latest film The Hoax he has a brownish tint and a new, younger-looking hairstyle.
A Scripps spokesman, said there was a brownish haze layer over the Indian Ocean almost 1,000 miles off the coast.
At that point, cells providing melanin, the brownish coloring of a tan, are produced and sent to upper skin layers.
GLENDALE - Marleene Sebastian probably never would have changed the drab brownish carpeting in the apartment she's lived in for 22 years had it not been for a voluntary city inspection program designed to keep apartment living conditions up to code.
The artist, who had meticulously worked out the hanging, had placed here a sort of wild card: Jumelle (Twin), 1990, the only work in the show to include an explicit representation (a skeleton adorned with intestines, traced as if with a finger or a single small tool into the paint of the blue, black, and brownish geometric shapes that cover the canvas), recalls a contrario the fundamental figurative dimension of all we have seen elsewhere in the exhibition.
Suddenly, according to flight-crew reports, it got very dark outside and the air in the cockpit filled with a brownish dust and the unmistakable smell of sulfur.
The resulting scaly bits - tinea corporis - are itchy, irritated and often red or brownish.